Storytellers Tuesday 18th July 7.30

BBC member Olivia de Bergerac will be presenting at the July Storytellers. Olivia will share her life adventures with dolphins from the French Riviera with her brother, a Cousteau Diver to the Balmoral Beach Club through her book and her TV documentaries.

The meeting will start at 7:30pm. BYO BBQ prior to the meeting. Members and friends all welcome.

Storytellers – The Camino pilgrimage trail by Ron, Phillipe and David

BBC Members Ron Crause, Philippe Xavier and David Sumner gave a well prepared and enjoyable talk on the CAMINO. The Camino pilgrimage trail to Santiago de Compostella in Galicia, Spain is the most famous and popular trail walked or cycled in the world. There are many starting points to this trail from Ireland, England, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, etc. There are also many reasons why pilgrims undertake the very beautiful, arduous and long journey. In many ways it is also a culinary cultural experience.

Ron started by providing lots of background on the historical aspects of the walk and how it became so popular. He also explained the many ways to take part, on foot or bicycle, and the different stages and planning involved. Philippe (his first Storytellers evening) and David then spoke about their experiences and walked us through some wonderful photographs of ‘life on the trail’.

Ron, Philippe and David gave a fun, fast paced talk and between themselves covered most things a prospective pilgrim (like Denise) would want to know; the Camino Passport, Certificate of Welcome, the Markings, choosing the right route, food on the Camino, accommodation options and traps, preparation, and the importance of caring for your feet!

20 Camino de Santiago Facts

  1. Camino de Santiago means Way of St James and refers to the routes leading to Santiago de Compostela, in Galicia.
  2. Santiago de Compostela means St James of the field of stars.
  3. There are many Camino de Santiago routes, starting in France, Portugal and Spain.
  4. Pilgrims used to start their ‘Camino’ from their own homes.
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Storytellers – 16th May commencing at 7:30 pm

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The Camino pilgrimage trail to Santiago de Compostella in Galicia, Spain is the most famous and popular trail walked or cycled in the world.
There are many starting points to this trail from Ireland, England, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy,etc.

There are also many reasons why pilgrims undertake the very beautiful, arduous and long journey. In many ways it is also a culinary cultural experience.

As BBC members Ron Crause, Philippe Xavier and David Sumner have all done parts of the trail either on foot or on bicycle they would like to impart their knowledge and experience concerning this very valuable experience of a lifetime.

They will cover areas such as the different trails on the Camino, Fitness preparation, Camino packing guide and their personal experiences and observations on the Camino. There will be a Q&A session as well.

So strap on your boots, put on your hat, grab your walking poles and join us in this adventure.

Buen Camino!